Billie Faiers’ CONFIRMS her sons name and thanks sister Sam for breastfeeding tips

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by Eden-Olivia Lord |
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Billie Faiers gave birth to her son in early March, but has kept his name hush-hush. Until now...

It was only last week that it was speculated that someone close to Billie Faiers and Greg Shepherd accidentally revealed their sons name and now it has been confirmed.

The adorable couple – who are already parents to two-year-old Nelly - welcomed their son into the world earlier this month. Billie announced the amazing news on Instagram with a picture of her fiancé carrying the son out of the hospital. She wrote: "Welcome to the world our beautiful baby boy we love you more than words can describe, you are truly perfect in every way ... 07/03/17"

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Billie gave birth on March 3rd (Credit: Instagram / billiefaiersofficial) ©Instagram / billiefaiersofficial

How sweet!

The former TOWIE star and her partner kept quiet on their new additions name, but Billie's step-father Dave Chatty (yes, that's his real name!) accidentally announced the baby's name before they could.

In a now-deleted photo posted on Dave's Instagram he shared a photo of himself and Greg and wrote: "Wetting Arthur's head who's out?"

You might think Arthur is a friend, but Greg recently posted a photo of himself and friends with the caption: "Wetting [baby emoji] head."

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People began to speculate whether the baby is called Arthur (Credit: Instagram / gregory_shep) ©Instagram / gregory_shep

At the time Billie's representative's denied Arthur being her sons name and said: "They still haven't named him yet," but now the reality star has confirmed his name is Arthur.

She explained: "We named him after Greg’s grandad. I wanted to wait until he was born to choose the name, but Greg’s mind was made up and he would always call my bump baby Arthur.

"Of course Nelly picked up on it too, so after she got her mind set on it there was no changing it," she told OK! magazine.

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Sam captured the amazing moment Nellie met her little brother for the first time (Credit: Instagram / samanthafaiers) ©Instagram / samanthafaiers

Opening up about her baby boy, the reality star admitted she didn't think it was possible to love anyone as much as her daughter Nelly however she went on to say: "As soon as the midwife passed Arthur to me, I felt an overwhelming feeling of love. It was an instant bond."

How lovely.

The mum-of-two also confessed that unlike when she had Nelly - where she struggled to breastfeed - this time round she's managed to feed Arthur thanks to her sister Sam who is "a breastfeeding guru," and has managed to give her tips.

She added: "Sam knows all the tricks so she’s really been there to encourage me to stick with it. I’m not putting any pressure on myself, I’m just taking it each day at a time."

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Billie thanked her sister on Instagram for her support (Credit: Instagram / billiefaiersofficial) ©Instagram / billiefaiersofficial

Billie recently dedicated an Instagram post to her sister on Mother's Day. She wrote: "Happy Mother's Day to fellow baby mama and sister @samanthafaiers. Thank you for supporting me through this whole journey called motherhood!

"Since having Nelly and now baby no 2, knowing you're not doing it on your own makes everything a little less scary."

Although the Faiers family haven't posted a full photo of Arthur on social media, the little one is on OK! magazines cover.

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